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Garner Gears Up for Spring Eggstravaganza

Lake Benson Park (921 Bufaloe Road)
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Town of Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will have its annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Benson Park, located at 921 Buffaloe Road. The ever-popular egg hunt will be held promptly at noon. The free festival will also feature entertainment, games and crafts, food vendors and a visit by the Easter Bunny. The rain date is Sunday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at the event website.

Towne Players Production: 'Ghost of a Chance'

Garner Performing Arts Center
April 18-19, 24-26 at 8 p.m.
April 26 matinee at 2 p.m.
$15 ($12 for seniors and students)
Bethany is bright, strong, independent, beautiful and has zero self-esteem. She has brought her finance, Floyd, and his mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost, is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Written by Disney veterans Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, this is a touching, funny story of love and redemption you're sure to enjoy.

All-America City Quilt Coming to Garner

The 2013 All-America City quilt will be on public display in various locations in Garner April 21-27.

Each year, finalists in the All-America City Award program submit quilt squares representing something special about their communities. The squares are stitched together into a quilt that tours the country, visiting each finalist community.

Garner’s square was made by Linda Junk with the non-profit group On the Mend, which is based at Garner Senior Center.

Here is the schedule for public display of the quilt in Garner:

Monday, April 21—Town Hall, building A lobby (900 Seventh Ave.)
Tuesday, April 22—Town Hall, building B lobby, including Town Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23—Southeast Regional Library (908 Seventh Ave.)
Thursday, April 24—Garner Chamber of Commerce (401 Circle Drive)
Friday, April 25—Garner Senior Center (205 E. Garner Road); also, tentatively, Relay for Life event in evening at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road)
Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27—Garner Performing Arts Center (742 W. Garner Road)

Garner was named an All-America City in June 2013.

Big Sweep/Litter Sweep Scheduled for May 3

The spring Big Sweep/Litter Sweep in Garner will be held Saturday, May 3 with volunteers meeting at White Deer Park Nature Center at 8:30 a.m. For more information, email Jaclyn Rametta at

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Comes to GPAC

Garner Performing Arts Center
Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.
Tickets $10

This enchanting musical presented by Theatreworks USA is based on C.S. Lewis' adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes the winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to the spell-bound Narnia and returning the great Lion King Aslan to his throne.

GPAC Free Outdoor Concert Series Kicks Off May 8

The Downtown Sounds-Music on the Lawn free concert series (formerly known as Music Off Main) begins with Soul Play on Thursday, May 8 from 6-9 p.m. on the lawn of Garner Performing Arts Center, located at 125 Avery St. There will be food and beverage vendors at the event. Other shows in the series will be held May 29 (40 East), June 12 (The Central Park Band) and June 26 (Spare Change).